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dannystarr

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Paint Finish on Dash
« on: October 12, 2023, 06:20:14 PM »
Do we know what the finish was on the metal dash top between the pad and the windshield on 1968 Camaros? Thanks... Danny

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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2023, 06:25:28 PM »
Lacquer with a suede additive to knock down glare.
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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2023, 03:41:07 PM »
Thanx for the info guys... D

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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2023, 07:21:08 PM »
May I suggest, proceed with caution using the suede additive. We had a lot of difficulty doing my dash top (this was in 2013 using now-discontinued PPG lacquer formulae). The first batch of paint, mixed per the 'cookbook recipe', sprayed up way too rough. I described it then, as approximating the texture of around 120-grit sandpaper. The original cars we were comparing to*, had a texture more like 600-800-grit sandpaper. We tried, unsuccessfully, several iterations of tweaking the mix, and different application techniques. My painter (30+ years exp) eventually got fed-up with the trial & error, and did it his own way when I wasn't around... It came out GREAT! (like 'judges liked it' great!)

*Our benchmark textures were noted from 1967 LOS cars. I don't know if '67-'68 and/or LOS/NOR may differ (others may know?).

It's possible our problems might have been due to expired product? Maybe the suede gets old sitting on the paint shop shelf (along with the lacquer base) for decades?? I'm not a paint expert & can't say. I just know we sprayed-up at least 4 rounds of trial & error before my painter threw the instructions out the window.

Hope this helps...?
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169INDY

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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2023, 07:56:59 PM »
I had successfully applied SEM texture OEM GM Sound Deadening Pad 10-Pack, aerosol version to my interior heater duct and lightly top coat black.

could this same product be carefully used on the dash?
Jim
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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2023, 12:53:43 AM »
Danny, I used VHT Black Wrinkle paint - worked / looks great.  It's meant for that application also.  Its grainier than wrinkled.  Buy a can and do a test - it's worth a shot to check out. 

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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2023, 02:26:53 AM »
I had successfully applied SEM texture OEM GM Sound Deadening Pad 10-Pack, aerosol version to my interior heater duct and lightly top coat black.

could this same product be carefully used on the dash?


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Wrong, I used Krylon
KRYLON® 2776 Fusion All-In-One™ Textured Black Paint + Primer - 340 Gram (12 oz) Aerosol Can
Manufacture Part #: K02776007
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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2023, 04:44:20 AM »
Here's the real stuff and I am going to get around to using it one day.


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Re: Paint Finish on Dash
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2023, 04:45:49 AM »
^^ Dang there you go!
Jim
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